How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S.

south_america_collapseBy Brandon Smith

If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then swim through.

The issue is and always will be “interdependency,” and the dissolution of sovereign borders. Take a close look at the European Union, for example.

You have a large network of fiscally interdependent nations struggling to maintain a sense of principled identity and heritage while participating in the delusion of multiculturalism. You have a system in which these nations are admonished or even punished for attempting to become self-reliant. You have a system which encourages a Cloward-Piven-style forced integration of incompatible cultures. You have unmanageable debt. You have a welfare addicted socialist population plagued by naive assumptions of entitlement. And on top of it all, you have a political structure dominated by cultural Marxists who would like nothing better than to see the whole of the old world go down in a blazing inferno.

This EU dynamic can only end in one of two ways — the complete dismantling of the supranational body and a return to sovereignty, or, a socio-economic crisis followed by even more centralization and the end of all remnants of sovereignty. Either way, the consequences will not be pretty.

In the EU there are particular nations that are being exploited by globalists to initiate greater disaster in the overall region. As Wikileaks exposed in transcripts of IMF discussions on Greece, the plan has always been to create enough chaos to drive fear into the general populace. Fear that can be used to manipulate the masses towards handing even more administrative power over to those same globalists. They know that a fiscally-tiny nation like Greece can still do kinetic damage to its neighbors because its neighbors have weak foundations. One domino sets off the chain.

The same strategy may also be used in the Western hemisphere; more specifically, the collapse in South America that almost no one in the mainstream seems to be paying much attention to. While mainstream coverage sometimes looks at each South American nation as an isolated case, none of the coverage examines these crises as an interconnected breakdown, and they certainly do not suggest any future ill effects to the U.S.

First, lets take a look at some of South Americas most important economies and why they are on the verge of an epic catastrophe.

Venezuela

The crash of oil prices from more than $100 per barrel down to around $40 per barrel or less has annihilated oil-dependent Venezuela, a country already in financial turmoil. Overprinting of currency has been the only “solution” offered so far. Hyperinflation is now taking hold with the IMF warning of a 720 percent increase this year.

Currently, necessities are being rationed while a growing number of citizens are left empty handed.

Many food purchases in Venezuela require an electronic ration card. Shoppers are forced to wait in long lines for hours just for a chance to purchase staple items that may be sold out by the time they get their turn.

The government under Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has nationalized all food and medicine distribution, and is currently instituting rationing of electricity, and even time! A two-day work week for public sector workers is now in force. Private companies are being asked to use their own generators to continue operations rather than relying on the grid.

Finally, Venezuela is so close to implosion that they no longer have the money to pay for the work of currency printers they rely on outside the country. Meaning, they no longer have the money to pay for printing more money.

Disaster in the nation is inevitable and a general collapse is likely to occur this year.

Brazil

Brazil is simply a mess, and a perfect example of why the recently established BRICS “bank” has always been a farce and will never be competition to the IMF (Not that this was ever the intention, as I have proven in numerous articles on the false East/West paradigm. The BRICS bank works WITH the IMF, not against it).

Brazil’s national debt has doubled in the past five years and officially the economy is set to shrink by 3.5 percent in 2016. In the meantime, Brazil’s currency has recently hit record lows against the U.S. dollar as devaluation begins to sting.  At the same time, currency devaluation has done nothing to help Brazil’s ailing exports.  The country can barely keep its own economy stable, let alone participate in a global banking venture in “competition” with the IMF.

As often happens during economic crisis, political chaos is taking hold. A whole host of criminal misconduct and corruption charges are being fielded against president Dilma Rousseff as impeachment proceedings gain momentum.

Perhaps not surprisingly, at least three of the politicians in line to take over Rousseff’s position are ALSO under investigation for criminal activity.

Brazil is set to host the Summer Olympics in Rio this year, but all indicators suggest that they will be fiscally incapable of adequately paying for the infrastructure improvements required for the games to proceed.

Argentina

Argentina has been in and out of economic crisis consistently since 2002, and beholden to the IMF for almost as long. Argentina’s original collapse in 2001/2002 is a commonly-used example of a modernized and Westernized economic system suffering from a high-speed financial disaster that was mostly hidden from the public until it was too late.

Today, Argentina’s new government has yet again chosen to do what most establishment-controlled governments do when the economy is in decline — they hide the numbers. Though government officials have claimed a reduction in Argentina’s poverty rate, other sources indicate it has actually soared this year to more than 32 percent of the population.

This poverty is compounded by heavy price inflation. Most goods and services in Argentina currently inflate in price by approximately 35 percent annually.

Though Argentina has recently restructured its debts and is now able to issue treasury bonds for sale again, essentially all of the capital gained through bond sales is used to pay back creditors from past economic crises. Under these conditions, it is only a matter of time before the country suffers yet another breakdown.

A Chain Reaction Leading To Martial Law

Much of South America is on the verge of financial chaos, but I have focused on the three countries above because they are the most influential on the continent as a whole. As goes Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, so goes South America. That said, what does any of this have to do with the U.S.? Why should we care?


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Various nations within South America are always experiencing intermittent crisis, and one might argue that this mattered little to the U.S. in the past. But what we are witnessing now is not an isolated collapse in a single country, but collapse conditions in all of South America’s major economies with weakness prevalent in most other nations. Like the EU, South America seems to be a powder keg waiting for a spark.

The U.S. itself is not far behind in terms of an economic breakdown and this could be exacerbated by fiscal chaos in the south. As for how this effects the U.S. in other ways, here’s where things get a little weird…

In the wake of the Iran/Contra hearings, the exposure of documents pertaining to a program called “Rex 84”, part of “Operation Garden Plot”, hit the mainstream news. Rex 84 stood for “Readiness Exercise 1984,” and was a continuity of government program designed to lock down the U.S. under martial law during “civil disturbances.” This included the power of government to forcefully relocate large populations from their homes or even detain large populations at will. You can read the original Rex 84/Operation Garden Plot documents in PDF form here.

Though Rex 84 was launched decades ago, the program never actually went away. All responsibilities pertaining to Rex 84 are now under the oversight of the Department of Homeland Security and Northcom.

One of the primary “disturbances” mentioned as a rationale for Rex 84 was a “mass exodus” of immigrants from Central or South America across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The exposure of Rex 84 was probably the primary catalyst for the growing concern over “FEMA camps,” as the program demanded mass internment of “dissidents” and immigrants. As we know well after the events in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, FEMA “camps” are not necessarily places that are pre-established. Rather, an internment camp or detention facility can be erected in mere days by federal agencies anytime, anywhere. For those that think the idea of internment camps is a thing of the past, watch as Gen. Wesley Clark offers this very idea as a response to those he considers “disloyal to the U.S.”

I would suggest that the provisions of Rex 84 are an integral part of the establishment apparatus, and that they fully plan to utilize them in the near future. For Europe, Rex 84-style measures may very well be used in response to the continuing flood of millions of Muslim immigrants with no intentions of integrating with the existing European population. And certainly, many people might cheer those measures. A few more terrorist attacks and watch how quickly the socialist majority rescinds their welcome. Keep in mind, though, history shows us that the destruction of freedom for one broad group invariably leads to the destruction of freedom for all.

In the West, a South American collapse will likely lead to our own mass flood of illegal immigrants in addition to the millions already crossing our borders.  One must also consider the probability of ISIS fighters mingling with these immigrants. This would be a crisis in direct proportion to that of Europe. Take note that in the U.S. and Europe the respective governments have ENCOURAGED mass migrations from cultures with little to no respect for the values and principles of the host nations. An economic crisis would only expedite the disasters they have already started.

Again, many Americans might cheer for mass detentions in the wake of an immigration threat, but in the end, the “defense” of U.S. borders would be used by the establishment to rationalize unconstitutional actions against everyone. I have outlined the threat of a South American exodus to our borders in the hopes that if and when it occurs, people are not so stupid as to turn to the government for help, the same government that aided in creating the calamity in the first place.

Expanded government power solves nothing in the long run, regardless of who is in office at the time (this includes Trump). Independent and sovereign action is the only answer. Individuals, counties and states securing their own borders. Whether it be in the face of a collapse in South America, or any other Black Swan event. Keep the feds out no matter the supposed threat. Never invite the vampire into your house.

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6 Comments on "How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S."

  1. You’re wrong about the new wave of immigrants from South and Central America. I live 9 blocks from the US/Mexican border. Undocumented migration has dwindle to almost nothing. If there are no jobs available in the US immigrants won’t come!

    • There’s yet another VERY important aspect regarding illegals;
      Before Kennedy was murdered he had come to the conclusion that if we want to effectively stop ill-ims, the simplest solution was to fix Mexico’s economy. He understood these folks were pawns the same as we are and wouldn’t leave their loved ones behind if there was viable work in their own nation. The treacherous U.S. is a bullying nation. From forcing Mexico into a war in the mid 19th century to forcing Mexico to outlaw hemp in the early ’30’s. from planting “banker friendly” shills in government to creating a drug war of which Mexicans are more victims than beneficiaries.
      We mustn’t waste our efforts on anger towards the OTHER victims of Sewer Nation’s treachery. The most powerful-corrupt nation on the planet can’t secure their borders during a “war on terror” they are constantly using to eliminate our rights and soon disarm us? I don’t buy it and neither should the rest of you. If we are waking up to the screwing we’re getting, let’s wake up to who the REAL perpetrators are, not some poor shmuck (like us), just trying to put food in his family’s mouth, look to the Judas Class in D.C. and the Bolsheviks who are manipulating them and subtly transforming same into a Talmudic nation soon to be under the seven Noahide Laws which will effectively make us ALL slaves;

      http://www.come-and-hear.com/editor/america_1.html

  2. “Rex 84 stood for “Readiness Exercise 1984,” and was a continuity of government program designed to lock down the U.S. under martial law during “civil disturbances.””

    It is important to understand that many laws, treaties, codes, regulations, etc are “color of law” – Color of law. The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken under “color of law.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, page 241.

    Here in the USA there is no such thing as “emergency powers” or “martial law”, they are in direct opposition to the US Constitution, our way of government. what any declaration of “emergency” or “martial law” or even actions committed by those serving within our governments – state and general (federal) – is a Declaration of Treason by the declarer. Any who enforce it are Traitors against Americans, the USA, and the US Constitution.

    “The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism.” The Supreme Court of the United States

    “Emergency does not create power. Emergency does not increase granted power or remove or diminish the restrictions upon power granted or reserved. The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency. Its grants of power to the Federal Government and its limitations of the power of the States were determined in the light of emergency and they are not altered by emergency.” Home Building & Loan
    Association v. Blaisdell, 290 U.S. 398, 425 (1934)

    To understand this concept one must understand our government is one of delegated authority, and that that authority comes from us, “We the People…”, and that it is in writing, easily found and read as it is a short document. That the people who SERVE WITHIN our government are NOT our government, the US Constitution, each state’s Constitution, and “We the People…” are the government. (Yeah, we are the government also with constitutionally assigned duties that we have neglected at our own, and our country’s peril)

    “What is a constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental laws are established.” Van Horne v. Dorrance, 2 Dall. 304.

    “Constitutional provisions and amendments to the Constitution relate to the fundamental law and certain fixed principles upon which governments are founded. Constitutions are commonly called the organic law of a State.” State ex rel. Halliburton v. Roach, 230 Mo. 408, 130 S. W. 689.

    “A constitution is designated as a supreme enactment, a fundamental act of legislation by the people of the state. A constitution is legislation direct from the people acting in their sovereign capacity, while a statute is legislation from their representatives, subject to limitations prescribed by the superior authority.” Ellingham v. Dye, 231 U. S. 250.

    “The basic purpose of a written constitution has a two-fold aspect, first securing [not granting] to the people of certain unchangeable rights and remedies, and second, the curtailment of unrestricted governmental activity within certain defined spheres.” Du Pont v. Du Pont, 85 A 724.

    “The constitution of a state is stable and permanent, not to be worked upon the temper of the times, not to rise and fall with the tide of events. Notwithstanding the competition of opposing interests, and the violence of contending parties, it remains firm and immoveable, as a mountain amidst the strife and storms, or a rock in the ocean amidst the raging of the waves.” Vanhorne v. Dorrance, supra.

    Cooley, The General Principles of Constitutional Law, 3rd. ed. (1898), pp. 386-387. (Little & Brown Co.).: “In the construction of these instruments the following rules are actually observed:

    1. The practical construction must be uniform. A constitution does not mean one thing at one time and another at some subsequent time.
    2. The object of construction is to give effect to the intent of the people in establishing the Constitution; it is the intent of the law giver that is to be enforced. But the intent is to be found in the instrument itself. . .”

    Dr. Edwin Vieira explains it well here: “This has nothing to do with personalities or subjective ideas. It’s a
    matter of what the Constitution provides… The government of the United States has never violated anyone’s constitutional rights… The government of the United States will never violate anyone constitutional rights, because it cannot violate anyone’s constitutional rights.
    The reason for that is: The government of the United States is that set of actions by public officials that are consistent with the Constitution. Outside of its constitutional powers, the government of the United States has no legitimacy. It has no authority; and, it really even has no existence. It is what lawyers call a legal fiction.
    … the famous case Norton v. Shelby County… The Court said: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties. It is, in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” And that applies to any (and all) governmental action outside of the Constitution…”
    What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment… What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion. But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera. “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability.” (end quote)

    Does the fact that there is no such thing as “emergency powers” or “martial law” here in America mean that there are not Traitors who will try to create such a thing to be used against us and to finish the destruction of America form within. It is one of the reasons they have spent decades at dumbing down the people and NOT teaching the US Constitution, our legitimate government to us and our children.

    So what will an armed and open declaration of “emergency powers” or “martial law” have on us here in America? We will have to decide if we are going to roll over or if we are really Americans and that our nation, our freedoms are worth fighting for. Want to start to stop it if it is not already too late? LEARN the US Constitution, our way of government.

    • Nice collection of quotes. Vieira consistently rocks….he and Stewart Rhodes should be sitting on the SCOTUS and would be if not for the dumbing down.

  3. Sigh. People, as long as we allow the Judas Class in D.C. to piss on the Constitution for their Bolshevik/Wall Street owners and allow bought-off prostititions to “appoint” dual citizens, (under orders from AIPAC et al), to sensitive positions within our government DOJ, Pentagram, Treasury, SCOTUS – (consider this; we now have 4 dual citizens in appointed positions in SCOTUS. They have allowed citizenship for corporations – civil immunity to PRIVATE Pharmaceutical corporations, Patriot Act… etc.), Barry Sotero aka Obama has [under orders?], proffered yet ANOTHER dual citizen to fill a spot left by Scalia who’s death didn’t warrant an autopsy[?]. what outrageous actions can we expect THEN!!?), there CANNOT be any significant changes to this dying oligarchy beneficial to Christians/Muslims.
    Talmudic Nation / Idiot Culture

  4. Eric C Fernandes | May 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm | Reply

    Why brazilians would flee to US, being A LOT easier to go anywhere on Europe?
    By the way, i don’t know how the writer got this “migration solution”, something far, far away from reality, the same way “a whole host of criminal misconduct and corruption charges are being fielded against president Dilma Rousseff” and the “Socialist President Nicolas Maduro”. This article fails also to point the US partial responsability on South America political chaos.

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